Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting: A narrative review to inform dietetics practice

Marx, Wolfgang, Kiss, Nicole, McCarthy, Alexandra L., Isenring, Liz, & McKavanagh, Dan (2016) Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting: A narrative review to inform dietetics practice. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 116(5), pp. 819-827.

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Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) are common nutrition-impact symptoms experienced by cancer patients. They exert a detrimental effect on dietary intake, risk of malnutrition and quality of life. While CINV are primarily managed with medication, dietitians play an important role in the management of CINV-related complications such as reduced dietary intake. This review discusses the burden of nausea and vomiting which cancer patients can experience, including its effect on quality of life, nutrition status, and treatment outcomes. Implications for dietetic practice include the need to explore the nature of reported symptoms, identify predisposing risk factors, and to consider the use of a variety of interventions that are individualised to the patient’s symptoms. There are little clinical data regarding effective dietetic interventions for nausea and vomiting. In summary, this review discusses dietetic-related issues surrounding CINV including the pathophysiology, risk factors, prevalence, and both pharmacological and dietetic treatment options.

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ID Code: 90202
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 2212-2680
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Nursing not elsewhere classified (111099)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 the Academy of
Nutrition and Dietetics
Deposited On: 15 Nov 2015 22:48
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2017 07:01

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